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We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

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Post ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted and upvote them if they matter to you,

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Data Access and Modelling

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Changing the source of a dataset

As a data analyst I want to be able to change the source of a dataset. This is necessary when it has been moved or the location name has been changed. We know where the source is, but there's no way we can change the source.
almost 4 years ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 1 Future consideration

Ability to create alias tables in data modules

Need the ability to create Alias Tables in Data modules. This is a requirement to effectively use data modules instead of Framework Manager.
about 4 years ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 1 Future consideration

Data source support for SAP BW4/HANA

SAP announced new BW4HANA platform at autumn 2016, which is a performance optimized and much simpler approach than old BW on HANA solution, which IBM does support. BW4HANA should be added as supported data source to allow high-performance access t...
almost 5 years ago in Cognos Analytics / Data Access and Modelling 0 Future consideration